BNP Paribas

July 02, 2013 09:00 ET

BNP Paribas Boosts Its Global FX Strategy Team With Appointments in the US and the UK

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 2, 2013) - BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB), today announced two new appointments for the Global FX Strategy team. Daniel Katzive and Phyllis Papadavid have joined as respectively Head of FX Strategy, North America based in New York, and Senior Global FX Strategist based in London.

Steven Saywell, Global Head of FX Strategy, said: "Daniel Katzive and Phyllis Papadavid bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the firm and will considerably reinforce our Global FX Strategy team. These appointments will enable us to boost the delivery of top-class macro FX strategy to sales and trading in the US and the UK, driving the expansion of BNP Paribas' FX footprint globally."

Daniel has over 15 years' experience in the FX business. He joins from Credit Suisse where he was the lead FX strategist in New York, having previously worked at UBS and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is responsible for contributions to the team's global macro FX views, trade recommendations and publications with an emphasis on driving forward the G10 FX business in North America. Together with Vasilis Koutsaftis, FX Volatility Strategist and Vassili Serebriakov, G10 FX Strategist, Daniel will be the voice of FX strategy for the region.

Phyllis Papadavid has over a decade of experience in FX research. Having started her career at Lehman Brothers where she was senior FX strategist and international economist, she was most recently economic adviser to the Government of Mongolia. In her London-based role, she is responsible for contributions to the team's global macro FX views, trade recommendations and publications with particular emphasis on driving the firm's longer-term Macro FX strategy.

Daniel Katzive, Head of FX Strategy, North America, said: "At such a pivotal time for the US dollar as the Fed contemplates tapering of QE, joining BNP Paribas is a real opportunity for me to be part of an exceptionally strong currency research team. In this context, I'm very excited to contribute to the bank's continuous expansion of its foreign exchange business."

Phyllis Papadavid, Senior Global FX Strategist, said: "I am delighted to join such a dynamic currency research team and look forward to launching a new series of longer-term, thematic currency research."

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas ( has a presence in 80 countries with nearly 200,000 employees, including more than 150,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.